With the upcoming holiday shopping season having kicked off this weekend, many parents will be looking to purchase wireless devices for their children. While they are great for playing games, learning and keeping in touch with family and friends, they shouldn’t be regarded as toys.
With mobile devices providing instant access to the Internet and an almost unlimited supply of downloadable content, it is important that parents establish rules of use that will keep their kids safe. When choosing your device, you want to research to see what your carrier offers in terms of parental controls. The below infographic shows Verizon’s tips and offerings to ensure your kids are safe and using their devices appropriately.
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Parents who have spent the last few weeks back to school shopping for clothes and supplies can attest that shopping can be stressful. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a growing number of shoppers are avoiding the crowds and making mobile commerce part of their shopping routine.
Recognizing this trend, Verizon and Amazon will offer a suite of Amazon-owned shopping apps directly to customers on certain Verizon Wireless Android smartphones. Retail apps like those offered by Amazon are another way wireless users can customize their smartphones and bring the convenience of online shopping right to their mobile device.
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More than half of children between the ages of five and eight have already used tablets to play or learn, according to research. Tablets are permeating family life, too; in households that own a device, kids 12 and under get their hands on it more often than adults. Check out the infographic below to see what kids are using them for most
When setting your kids up with their new gadget, don’t forget to research your options for parental controls to ensure safe and appropriate use. To learn more about VZW’s offerings including content filters, family locator and usage controls, click here.
Through HopeLine, Verizon Wireless has donated $7,500 to Resources for Children with Special Needs. RCSN works with New York families throughout the five boroughs who have children with disabilities and other special needs to help them understand, navigate, and access the services needed to ensure that all children have the opportunity to develop their full potential.
"We are very grateful for the grant from HopeLine from Verizon," said Rachel Howard, Executive Director of RCSN. "It will allow us to expand our current educational programs and ensure that more NYC families affected by domestic violence have the chance to heal and grow together."